Police arrest man suspected of stabbing a father, son - Tucson News Now

Police arrest man suspected of stabbing a father, son

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A 72-year-old man remains in critical condition after he and his son were allegedly stabbed in their south side home.

Green Valley District Deputies said 42-year-old Gregory Gutierrez gained entry into the victims' residence in the 17,000 block of S. Country Club Road around 4:40 p.m. on Dec. 14. He allegedly stabbed a 13-year-old boy in the neck; and stabbed the torso and slashed the face of a 72-year-old man.

Police said Gutierrez gained entry after knocking on the victims' door and was reportedly recognized by the 13-year-old victim.

Gutierrez fled the scene in a pickup truck that was later identified by police, who attempted to make a traffic stop. Gutierrez reportedly rammed the back of the patrol vehicle twice with his truck before leading police on a short pursuit that ended when he wrecked into another vehicle, according to a news release.

Police said he crashed into the back of the patrol car a third time before police arrested him. He had to be further restrained when he kicked out a window in the back of the patrol car.

Gutierrez was booked into the Pima County Jail and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault on a peace officer and DUI.

The victims were taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The younger victim was released but police said the father is in critical condition.

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